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Free Access to Fold3

Free access to all records on Fold3 from now until Tuesday 28 May (11.59 pm)
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Family Tree Maker 2019

I don’t know how many readers use this software (previously sold by Ancestry, now Makiev). I had an email today offering me the chance to “pre-order” the new edition at half price. The offer is only valid for three days.

I’m happy to go for the cheapest option and download the software, but I was struggling to see exactly *when* it would come out. (Some readers may recall the long and protracted launch of their ...
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1939 Register at The National Archives

I was at Kew today and found that the version that is in the Reading Rooms appears to be different from that in TNA's back room. The entry for one of my great-grandmothers (Annie Constance Money), born in 1870 is closed as are the records of her family born in 1902 and 1903. For once, ancestry actually has them correctly open. What a shambles between TNA and FMP.
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The Great Genealogical DNA Scam!

Hopefully I have caught your attention with my subject heading and I certainly don't want to underestimate the power of DNA testing, but being somewhat cynical I am starting to wonder if this has become something of a money-making scam by the various companies offering an ancestral DNA service.

It is almost 12 months ago that I finally paid to have my DNA checked, choosing Ancestry above the other companies available. When I received my ...
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Findmypast down..?

Is anyone else having trouble getting on to Findmypast?
Since yesterday morning I've just been getting the message "Sorry, we had trouble getting those results. Bear with us and try again later, while we work on this issue."
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Family Tree Live

Interested to see there are a few larger genealogy shows this year, with Famiy Tree Live being the first in April at Alexandra Palace - anyone else going to the AP event?
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DNA matching on

Found a gotcha on this site that users need to be aware of:-

Kit Numbers are Case Sensitive!

I entered my Kit as a932104 and top of the results list was a near 100% match to me. It didn't make sense, until I spotted the kit number being compared (shown at top of results table) was NOT a932104, but the kit number of the person with whom I had the 100% match (make sense ...
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Double Cousins

Hello, I was wondering what the technical term is for people who are first cousins twice over.
On my mother’s side, she had 3 aunts who married a set of 3 brothers (Murphy girls and Lawler boys). On my father’s side, he had 2 great-uncles who married a pair of sisters (Canham boys and Garland girls). All 5 marriages produced children. I have referred to the children as ‘double cousins’, but there is probably a ...
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Family Tree Maker tech help

I've got great grandparents who are first cousins (mothers are sisters) so they share common grandparents, great grandparents etc. This means that my FTM data is duplicated - I've looked for ways of combining the parents but nothing works - any ideas or experience please?
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DNA tests - useful or irrelevant?

In a moment of festivity I bought a couple of these tests at Christmas as got the results back recently. Why did I do it? Purely because I wanted to say I had 'viking' ancestry. My husband claims clear Norman descent and I wanted to win in the argument 'My family has been here longer than yours'. The results were interesting. I am 100% British with regional connections from Devon, across the centre and up ...
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